Live: NCP, Congress agree on Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray being Maharashtra CM, says Pawar

After finalising the power-sharing deal for government formation in Maharashtra, the three political parties - Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress - can make a big announcement on the structure of the proposed alliance on Friday.


MUMBAI: After finalising the power-sharing deal for government formation in Maharashtra, the three political parties - Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress - can make a big announcement on the structure of the proposed alliance on Friday.

Ahead of that, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and his son Aditya met Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar late on Thursday at the latter's 'Silver Oak' residence in Mumbai. Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut and Pawar's daughter Supriya Sule and nephew Ajit Pawar were also present during the meeting.

After emerging from the meeting no one spoke but Thackeray smiled and Raut gave the 'thumbs up' sign, indicating all was on the right track. Though details are not available, it is learnt that Pawar briefed them on all the political development in New Delhi in the past five days, the power-sharing formula, the post of CM, Dy. CM, ministries, etc, among the three prospective partners - Sena-NCP-Congress.

On Friday, a series of meetings have been lined up of the Shiv Sena, Congress, later Congress-NCP and their allies and finally among the top leaders of Sena-NCP-Congress. It's expected that the three parties' alliance - likely to be christened 'Maha Vikas Aghadi' - will be formally announced and they would soon stake the claim to form the government before Governor BS Koshyari.

Senior Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan had on Thursday said that a final decision on the architecture of alliance for government formation in the state will be taken on Friday.

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22 November 2019
19:48 PM

The three parties will meet on Saturday as well to continue the discussion, says Prithviraj Chauhan.

19:30 PM

Very positive discussion took place between the three parties on government formation, says Prithviraj Chauhan.

19:28 PM

On being asked on being the unanimous choice of the three parties as the Chief Minister, Uddhav Thackeray said the things will be clear in some time.

19:00 PM

We held a very positive discussion with the two parties. We have agreed on most of the issues, but there are a few issues on which we have to find a way ahead, says Uddhav Thackeray.

We will do a formal announcement on the government formation once all the issues are discussed on, Thackeray adds.

18:55 PM

Uddhav Thackeray is yet to agree to Congress-NCP's demand of becoming the chief minister of Maharashtra, according to Zee Media sources.

18:54 PM

We have agreed on a lot of issues in the meeting between the three parties, says Sharad Pawar.

18:53 PM

NCP and Congress has agreed for Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray being the Chief Minister in Maharashtra, says Sharad Pawar

18:27 PM

Shiv Sena MLAs reach Hotel Lalit in Mumbai.

16:51 PM
16:46 PM

Uddhav Thackeray leaves Matoshree to join Sharad Pawar, Praful Patel, Sanjay Raut for a meeting on Maharashtra government formation. 

14:50 PM

Supporters of two former Maharashtra chief ministers - Ashok Chavan and Prithviraj Chavan - have begun lobbying for the post of Deputy Chief Minister, say sources.

14:18 PM

We want the next Maharashtra government to work in the best interest of minorities: Abu Azmi.

14:15 PM

SP leader Abu Azmi says his party not against forming a government with Shiv Sena but Uddhav's party should look beyond the mandir-masjid and Hindutva issue.   

14:13 PM

Congress-NCP meeting with smaller parties ends; Congress MLAs now move to the state assembly to elect the new CLP leader.

14:11 PM

Raju Shetty of Swabhimani Shetkari Sangathan says, ''the new government in Maharashtra should run according to the CMP agreed by three parties and must focus on farmers' issues.'' 

14:05 PM

NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal says, ''next Maharashtra CM will be from Shiv Sena. I can't comment on other issues.''


14:03 PM

We were forced to part ways with BJP-led NDA, this is why Shiv Sena approached NCP and Congress over government formation in Maharashtra: Uddhav  

14:02 PM

PM Narendra Modi, Amit Shah did nothing to save the National Democratic Alliance: Uddhav

14:00 PM

Uddhav attacks Devendra Fadnavis, says former Maharashtra CM lied on 50-50 power-sharing deal proposed by Shiv Sena.  

13:59 PM

BJP betrayed us, expelled Shiv Sena from NDA: Uddhav Thackeray tells party MLAs

13:34 PM

Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP leaders are slated to meet at 4 pm to finalise the common minimum programme for Maharashtra. 

12:08 PM

Congress leader Manikrao says, '' next Maharashtra CM will be from Shiv Sena. NCP never asked for it.''

11:00 AM

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray meets his party MLAs; Meanwhile, Sena MP Sanjay Raut has gone to Lilavati Hospital for routine health check-up. Raut underwent angiography nearly ten days back in Mumbai.

10:56 AM

Maharashtra Congress MLAs will ts CLP leader today; Uddhav has also called a meeting of Sena MLA at 10 am, after that the MLAs will proceed to Jaipur. 

10:47 AM

NCP chief Sharad Pawar has requested Uddhav Thackeray to be Maharashtra CM for smooth functioning of the government. If Uddhav doesn't become the CM, he can nominate Sanjay Raut for the top post. 

10:25 AM

Shiv Sena won't side with BJP even if offered Lord Indra's throne. "Why meet the Governor when President's rule is in place," the Shiv Sena leader says. 

10:24 AM

Sanjay Raut says Shiv Sena Chief Minister will be there for full 5 years in Maharashtra.

09:59 AM

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut taunts BJP, says sometimes it's better to snap ties for 'self-respect'. 


09:59 AM

Names of Maharashtra cabinet ministers have finalised; Eknath Shinde, Balasaheb Thorat, Ajit Pawar likely to get key ministries: Sources

09:35 AM

NCP leader Nawab Malik says his party president Sharad Pawar has finally defeated Amit Shah in the race to form government in Maharashtra.


08:58 AM

A case has been registered against Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray in Aurangabad district. In his complaint. Ratnakar Chaure has accused the Sena chief of cheating voters by first seeking votes on the Hindutva agenda and then aligning with NCP and Congress to form government in Maharashtra.

08:52 AM

Senior Congress leaders including Ahmed Patel, Mallikarjun Khadge and KC Venugopal are going to Mumbai today, say sources.

08:48 AM

A series of meetings of Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress are lined up for today. According to sources, an announcement on the proposed alliance and details of the government formation can be made today.

08:46 AM

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut and NCP chief Sharad Pawar's daughter Supriya Sule and nephew Ajit Pawar were also present at the meeting.

08:46 AM

The meeting took place at Pawar's residence 'Silver Oak' in South Mumbai.

08:45 AM

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and his son Aaditya Thackeray met NCP president Sharad Pawar in Mumbai late on Thursday.

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